Outlandish British singer Patrick Wolf has backed Lily Allen's campaign against internet piracy - insisting he struggles to even pay his rent with his meagre tour earnings.
The quirky musician is an acclaimed independent artist, and relies on touring revenues to make a living as the sales of CDs have dramatically plummeted in recent years due to illegal file-sharing online.
Wolf is urging fans to listen to Smile singer Allen, who recently asked music lovers not to illegally download tracks because of the damage is causes the industry.
She said, "File sharing's not okay for British music. We need to find new ways to help consumers access and buy music legally, but saying file sharing's fine is not helping anyone - and definitely not helping British music."
And Wolf has put out his own plea to fans - admitting he doesn't live a "limousine lifestyle".
He writes on his MySpace.com blog, "I don't have a Liberace helicopters and limousine lifestyle.
"I'm currently deciding whether I spend the last of my earnings this year from touring on recording the string and choir section of my new album or on the rent until December.
"Let's start a new future, think about where all the lovely music comes from. Do what you can to protect the music you love.
"Invest in physical purchases, think about the machinery that goes on behind making your favourite band so fabulous and inspiring, and how they should be able to make a living as well as you too."